Fireplace Fitter Harlow Essex (CM20): Re-opening an old disused fireplace to install an open fire, a wood burner or a gas fire is an effective way to add charm and a homely feel to any Harlow property. Adding an open fire or wood burning stove for those frosty winters' evenings can even be more economical than certain central heating systems, as long as you've got a regular source of wood or fuel. If used in combination with a back boiler it can supply you with plentiful hot water in the process.
However before you begin bashing down the walls of a bricked-up fireplace there are some vital considerations you must bear in mind to achieve an efficient and safe fireplace. Any combustible appliance within domestic homes in Harlow must follow Part J of the UK's Building Regs, and this covers hearths, fireplaces, flue linings and chimney breasts. Planning permission may also be needed before work commences if your home is listed or in a conservation area.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A straightforward remodel of a pre-existing fireplace can perhaps be achieved by a skilled DIYer, however if any building work is required there is a chance of encountering structural issues which need to be addressed by a professional. If you are fortunate when you expose a blocked up fireplace you might find a decent chimney breast, lintel and hearth that needs nothing other than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get it ready for use. What's more commonplace however is a jumble of crumbling brickwork that conceals a blocked flue, and also requires some form of structural reinforcement before it can be safely used.
If fireplaces are installed incorrectly there's not just a fire risk to your property, but there can be associated health hazards, which is why it is better to hire a certified Harlow installation team for a fireplace. There always has to be enough airflow into a room where there's a fireplace to guarantee adequate quantities of oxygen for the fire to burn safely. Toxic carbon monoxide fumes can build up from an inefficiently burning fire in a poorly ventilated room.
To overcome this problem a professional fireplace installation team will analyse the circumstances and install vents in the room, or beneath the flooring, to guarantee a sufficient airflow for the fire to burn safely and effectively. Unused and blocked up chimney flues may also need to have air vents installed because they can sometimes trap moist air and cause damp to develop inside the chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
Opening up an old fireplace can create a lot of of soot and dust. It is wise to remove any carpets, rugs and furniture from a room where you're going to expose an old fireplace, to avoid them from being damaged by dirt, dust and soot that will be stirred up during the fireplace installation work. If you are carrying out a complete restoration of a room or house, the fireplace should be opened up before any decoration or plastering works are undertaken. This avoids any staining damage to any restored work you have already completed.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
With the fireplace now open, it's time to see what is in a fit state to be restored and give the hearth and chimney a comprehensive clean. Contacting a proper chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney is one of the initial items on the agenda. They'll not only make certain that your chimney and flue are clean, but they can also determine the condition of the chimney and flue liner and provide advice if you need to replace any area of the chimney and flue.
It could be necessary to install a new flue liner to comply with the UK Building Regulations, and work may also be required to beef up the existing chimney and chimney breast. These are jobs that require a capable builder with a good understanding of the relevant regulations and sound construction skills.
If you need to modify the width of opening of your existing fireplace to a more suitable size for your new design, a lintel support will have to be installed. When you have successfully supported your fireplace with a lintel it will then be necessary to upgrade or repair the hearth. You might discover that the original hearth has been sunken into a floor void, but to be in accordance with current building regulations it must be raised above floor level. You can find bespoke solutions to fit any style and size of fireplace, or you can pick from a variety of common sized hearths to fit in with your decor.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you check out a fireplace showroom you'll find that you are spoilt for choice with the wide range of different choices open to you. The recommendations and advice from your sales and installation team, which will be in accordance with your specific requirements, will enable you to pick a fireplace which is both suited to your chimney and flue, as well as for your decor.
Certain rooms and homes will be more suited to open fireplaces than a wood burner or multi fuel stove and vice versa. If you have an inglenook fireplace, a wood burning stove can look stunning set inside it, and also has the benefit of effectively deflecting heat into the room from the stone or brick walls surrounding the stove.
If your Harlow home hasn't got a chimney breast you've still got the option of a feature fireplace through the installation of a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. A chimney isn't needed in this instance because a stainless steel flue is taken straight from the top or rear of the stove and channeled through an external wall.
MULTI-FUEL, GAS, WOOD, ELECTRIC OR OPEN FIREPLACE?
The ambience and feel of a log fire can't be surpassed, however what options are out there if this kind of fireplace is not possible within your Harlow property?
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted safely and easily by any competent person and there are designs and styles that are suitable for virtually any room and type of property in Harlow. They can be inset into traditional fireplaces, and with "real feel" electric fires it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish one from the genuine article.
Open Fireplaces - A crackling fire is a stunning focal point for any room in your home and it has the capability to burn virtually any solid fuel that is available. An open fire is a delight to the eye and modern fireplaces are no longer the smoky, inefficient and draughty objects that they were in the past.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with the option of using gas, coal, wood and oil to furnish you with a multi-purpose heater for any home in Harlow. Some types, like the AGA range, can also be used for generating hot water, cooking and heating your whole house.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a range of designs to suit all types of property and their efficiency to warm a room is better than wood burning stoves. Gas fireplaces must only be installed and maintained by a certified Gas Safe registered engineer, (previously CORGI registered).
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burning stoves have become "the in thing" in many properties in Harlow, and can have classic or modern design to complement your decor. A back boiler is an additional benefit and can provide hot water for use around the home, or for heating in other rooms via radiators.
Fireplace installation is available in Harlow and also in: Gilston, Epping Green, Bush Fair, Roydon, Tye Green, Church Langley, Old Harlow, Brays Grove, Halls Green, Chipping Ongar, Newhall, Matching Tye, North Weald Bassett, Nazeing, Temple Fields, and in these postcodes CM17 0FS, CM17 0SE, CM17 0BX, CM17 0LY, CM17 9AP, CM17 0HL, CM17 0JJ, CM17 0BD, CM17 0JN, CM17 0HD. Locally based Harlow fireplace specialists will probably have the dialling code 01279 and the postcode CM20. Click on the "quote" banner or form to get information on fireplace installation in your area.
Doing a Search Online
In these modern, high-tech days, the initial reaction for most when looking for services in Harlow is to take out a mobile and carry out a search on the internet. The chances are that you're scanning this webpage at this moment because you found your way to it by looking on Yahoo, Google, Ask or Bing and it sprang up on the first page. At first it might appear that the results which are shown on the first page are precisely what the doctor ordered, but that's not invariably the reality. When trying to identify fireplace installers, the majority of people in Harlow, will type "fireplace installation Harlow", "fireplace installation near me", "Harlow fireplace installation" or "fireplace installation in Harlow" into a search engine and see what appears.
Just to let you know, you'll usually realise that the first and last 4 results are inclined to be some sort of PPC (Pay Per Click) advertisements, while the majority of the rest will often be internet directories such as Gumtree, Yell, Free Index or Yelp, or entries from the top trade portals like Checkatrade, Rated People, TrustaTrader, Quotatis, My Builder or Bidvine, which might or might not be useful. Without having large budgets for SEO in order to move their web sites up the ratings, most fireplace installers will be hidden away on the second or third pages of the search engine results.
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Essex Fireplace Enquiries
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